Friday, February 25, 2011

Afternoon News and Notes

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games at Princeton tonight and Penn on Saturday with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some mid afternoon news and notes.

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  • The Wall Street Journal notes, "Arguably no conference has a more rigid caste system than the Ivy. Only four of the Ivy's eight schools (Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Brown) have reached the NCAA tournament since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985."
  • CBS Sports writes, " Some small-conference teams with more recent success stories are clawing their way toward the postseason... Princeton, after yielding position to Cornell for a few seasons, is back in the hunt for the Ivy title this year."
  • The Ivy League has announced that Cornell's March 5 game hosting Yale will no longer be the SIRIUS radio game of the week. The Ivy Office release notes:

SIRIUS Men's Basketball Game of the Week Schedule Change for March 5

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League's Men's Basketball Game of the Week on SIRIUS Satellite Radio for Saturday, March 5 has been changed to the Princeton at Harvard game, replacing the Yale at Cornell game. The game from Harvard's Lavietes Pavilion tips off at 7 p.m. and can be heard live on SIRIUS Channel 130.

For the sixth consecutive year, Ivy League men's basketball and football games have been featured on SIRIUS during the 2010-11 season. The 14-game men's basketball schedule culminates Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. with the Princeton-Penn matchup from The Palestra.

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